Tag Archive: archaeologist

900 year-old jewelry found in Crusader castle

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Lost an earring in the kitchen? Don’t get upset. Wait 900 years or so and somebody’s sure to find it. That’s what’s happening in Israel, where 2,500 schoolkids have been participating, one class at a time, in the excavation of a Crusader fortress on Tittora Hill, 20 miles northwest of Jerusalem in the town of…

Auckland Castle excavation unearths ‘unexpected’ secrets

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Archaeologists working at a 900-year-old castle have found “rare and unexpected” artefacts. An ornate Roman coin, medieval silver pennies, a copper figurine, a thimble, window glass and a key were unearthed. Foundations were also discovered, showing the original structure of Auckland Castle in County Durham was “significantly larger” than thought. Curatorial director Dr Christopher Ferguson…

The Middle Ages Unlocked: Author Interview

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The Middle Ages Unlocked: A Guide to Medieval England, 1050-1300, a comprehensive guide to life in Medieval England, is now available in North America! Written by historian Dr. Gillian Polack and archaeologist Dr. Katrin Kania The Middle Ages Unlocked explores all aspects of medieval life law, religion and education as well as the tools and…

Three year dig uncovers medieval hospital

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The final days of a three-year community dig have uncovered firm evidence of a medieval hospital buried beneath a Tyneside park. The volunteer-staffed archaeology project is part of a restoration project for Northumberland Park on the North Shields-Tynemouth border. When the park was being laid out in the 1880s, there were reports of workmen finding…

Archaeologists investigate lost medieval chapel built to rest souls of kings in Edinburgh

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Archaeologists are analysing medieval finds following an intriguing community excavation at an Edinburgh farm Archaeologists in Edinburgh have found a fragment of floor tile from high status medieval Scots and a circular, stone-lined well while searching for the remains of a chapel built almost 500 years ago. Extensive research suggests the chapel, built by Sir…

Bulgarian Archaeologists Discover Ancient Winery

Bulgarian archaeologists have explored further a Late Antiquity fortress located near the town of Byala on the St. Atanas Cape on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast that they found last year. The team of archaeologists from the Varna Archaelogy Museum led by Prof. Dr. Valeri Yotov has uncovered a number of new details of the early…